Leading up to his death, XXXTentacion was one of the most controversial names in music, but that didn’t stop him from selling music and signing lucrative record deals.
According to a new report from The New York Times, the rapper had just signed a $10 million dollar deal with Empire, the same independent record label that signed his first album. X’s third album had no set release date, but Empire founder said a “significant amount of material” had already been finished before he passed.
XXXTentacion was shot and killed on June 18, 2018. Following his death, his latest album ‘?’ hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200. His debut album ‘17′ reached the top 5 on the chart as well. Not to mention his track “SAD!” which broke Spotify’s 24-hour streaming record.
Earlier in the year, Spotify decided to remove rapper XXXtentacion from official playlists, citing a new policy on “Hate Content and Hateful Conduct,” which was later rolled back.
Details of a posthumous release from XXXTentacion remain unknown at this time, but one thing is for sure — his loyal following would be all ears.